Pick up a full events programme in the museum


 Adam Sedgwick

A celebration of Adam Sedgwick
Wednesday 23rd May
Free, please book a ticket

He mixed in high circles, had a lion, a ship, numerous fossils and the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences named in his honour. It is now 200 years since Adam Sedgwick became Woodwardian Professor. Join us for an informal evening celebration where you will get to know the man, his life and the ‘fruits of his labour’ in the Museum gallery after hours with a glass of wine.


Cambridge Codebreakers: The Last Secret
Saturdays 10.30 - 12.30pm, 26 May - 30 June 2018
2.5 hours
Starting at Cambridge University Centre Wine Bar, Granta place CB2 1RU
Please Book

Back by popular demand. 1 game, 4 Museums: have you got what it takes to crack the codes? Cambridge Codebreakers: The Last Secrect is a high-energy adventure game across four University of Cambridge Museums. With a live leaderboard, refreshed cryptic clues, suprise challenges, and roaming characters, your team will have to be curious, cooperative and clever to come out on top.

 fossils rubbing

Fossil Rubbing
Friday 1st June
10.00 – 13.00
Free family drop in

Come and make your own fossil rubbing of footprints, frogs, fish, pterosaurs and much more. Once you have done your rubbing, see if you can find similar fossils in the Museum collection.


 plaster fossil
ammonite suncatchers

Future Fossils and Ammonite suncatchers
The Big Weekend
Saturday 14th July 12.00-17.00 Parkers Piece

The Sedgwick Museum are in two places at once for the Big Weekend celebrations. Join us in the Fun Lab tent and create your own plaster of Paris future fossil. This is one of our most popluar events so expect a bit of a queue.

Then come to the University of Cambridge Museums tent for some hands-on activities inspired by the Ammonites in our collection.

Please note, both these events are on Parkers Piece not in the Museum.

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



Celebrating 200 years since Adam Sedgwick (1775-1873) became the 7th Woodwardian Professor 21st May 1818.

Dr Elizabeth Harper has been appointed Acting Director of the Sedgwick Museum following the retirement of Dr Ken McNamara.